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This report explores the business case for independent contractors by presenting scenarios for four dierent types of workers: truck transportation, home health care, web developers, and construction workers.

This brief shows how the neoliberal reform of industrial relations contributed to the growth of wage inequality in the United States since the 1970s.

This policy brief examines these frames to better conceptualize possible responses to the counter-mobilization of employers against minimum wage.

Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries reveals how the LAPD, city prosecutors, and business owners struggled to control who should be considered “dangerous” and how they should be policed in Los Angeles.

This brief summarizes the results of a recent survey developed by researchers affiliated with University of California, Riverside (UCR) to fill this gap, and to provide a more complete understanding of wages and working conditions among Inland Southern California’s blue-collar warehouse workers.

This report summarizes findings from analysis of the 2008 Unregulated Work Survey of workers in the low-wage labor market and their experiences with work-related injuries.

This report considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2012 and 2013 and all broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2012-13 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera.

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How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

Massimo Pilati, Hina Sheikh, Francesca Sperotti, Chris Tilly

January 4, 2015

Global Research, Immigration, Publications, Book/Edited Volume

The book particularly underlines the challenges faced in host societies, including exclusion to the point of “hyper-precarity,” anti-migrant attitudes, and the widespread organizational indifference to the importance of diversity management.